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Sunday, November 12 • 9:00am - 12:15pm
S02: Fedora 6.x Features, Functionality, Migrations and Integrations.

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This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to work directly with a Fedora 6.x test environment to explore resource management, understand the role of OCFL, execute a sample migration using available tools and test some of the new features that can be integrated into your Fedora ecosystem.

Full Proposal:
In July, 2021, Fedora 6.0 was released and has been showing significant gains in adoption rates and migration efforts in the recent months. As the newest, most modern version of the software, it represents a significant change in the preservation standards and backend infrastructure from previous versions. Modernization of the software provides users a more robust preservation platform, while giving the community back the data transparency they appreciated from Fedora 3. This workshop will provide participants with the ability to work directly with the newest version of Fedora through hands-on exercises as well as learning about the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) and it’s role in digital preservation within a Fedora ecosystem. We will complete a sample migration using the Migration Toolkit, a series of instructional modules created from an IMLS grant-funded project, and gain experience working with the migration utility and validator tools. Lastly we will explore several community-developed integrations that allow for additional functionality and visibility into the contents within a Fedora repository.
This is a technical workshop for those with some command line experience. The content is aimed to provide new developers, systems administrators or academic library technologists with an introduction to the Fedora repository ecosystem. While no explicit Fedora experience is required, a general understanding of the role, components and functionalities of a repository would be beneficial. Attendees who wish to participate in the hands-on sections will need to access an online sandbox via a URL which will be provided ahead of the workshop. Participants will be required to bring their own laptop for participation - tablets and handheld devices will not be supported. We will be working in AWS sandboxes for the hands-on portions and they should have a current version of Java installed (at least Java 11), and the most recent version of Fedora downloaded. An email will be sent in advance of the workshop outlining any additional requirements prior to the workshop and providing access to a sample data set to be used for migration examples.

Workshop Learning Objectives:
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to comfortably manage resources within Fedora and understand how Fedora provides a digital preservation solution using the features available in the newest release - namely how OCFL provides a robust, transparent and long-lasting solution.
Participants will also be familiar with the Fedora migration tool suite and how to use it to execute a Fedora 3 - 6 migration as well as how to integrate extensions into their Fedora environments.


Sunday November 12, 2023 9:00am - 12:15pm CST
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